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John Piggott  

Professor & Director of the Australian Institute for Population Aging Research

John Piggott is director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he is Scientia Professor of Economics. He is concurrently an adjunct professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

Piggott has a long-standing interest in retirement and pension economics and finance. His publications include more than 100 academic journal articles and chapters in books. He has also co-authored two books, both published by Cambridge University Press.

He was a member of the Austrailian Henry Tax Review Panel and served for several years on the Austrailian Ministerial Superannuation Advisory Committee. Internationally, he worked for nearly a decade with the Japanese Government on pension and aging issues, and in 2004 was tasked with evaluating World Bank assistance on pension reform in the Asian region for the Bank's Operations Evaluation Department. He has been a consultant to several foreign governments on pension issues, including Russia and Indonesia.

In 2007 he was appointed visiting professor at Zhejiang University, China, and from 2008 to 2010 was a visiting scholar with the Department of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Piggott has held a range of academic management positions at UNSW, including two terms as Head of Economics, and 7 years as Associate Dean Research. He served for more than a year as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Economics, in the period leading up to its integration with the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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